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Declaration of the Eviction Free Zone


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, dishonesty, ethics, housing )

Teresa
- 376 days ago - start2.occupyourhomes.org
Sergio Ceballos and his family could be evicted from their South Minneapolis home as early as July 1st, 2013. Please take a moment to share this petition on twitter and Facebook to build support behind our movement.



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ellen m. (233)
Friday August 16, 2013, 1:02 am
Thanks so much for showing this the light of day here Teresa!
I have been involved with Sergios ongoing illegal dual tracking by Chase, and I went to 4 different branches, including their big Homeownership branch here in the Seattle area, delivering over 9K petition signatures to each branch..
I actually had two managers call Duane Bernstein in my presence, but I did have 1 asshole "Relationship Banker" at my local branch follow me out trash talking and dumped them all in the trash right in front of me..the idiot must have forgotten I had photos of me talking w/him in his office, as well as his business card, and photos of the trashcan...hopefully the letters I have from the other bank managers saying I conducted myself "politely and professionally" will help put this guy in the unemployement line where he belongs.
But the best part was when the 30 cops showed up and evicted them, and the home defenders literally drove them away, pulled the boards down and got Sergio and his family back in!
Please, anyone that wants to help go to the occupy our homes Minneapolis fb page, where you can help Sergio and his neighbor who is also facing eviction.
Occupy our homes ATL is also working overtime..recently a Desert Storm vet was evicted at gunpoint in one of the shadiest evictions you'll ever read about.
Thanks Again!!! ♥
 

Dorota Wisniewska (17)
Friday August 16, 2013, 1:03 am
noted
 

ellen m. (233)
Friday August 16, 2013, 1:19 am
Heres the fb page link...
https://m.facebook.com/OccupyHomesMN?id=163375540431068&_rdr
 

Birgitta S. (230)
Friday August 16, 2013, 1:23 am
i signed. Thank U, Teresa :-) ~
 

Jason B. (140)
Friday August 16, 2013, 2:30 am
Thanks, Signed
 

Candy L. (477)
Friday August 16, 2013, 2:46 am
Signed & Tweeted Earlier. Thanks
 

Danuta Watola (1194)
Friday August 16, 2013, 3:39 am
noted
 

Birgit W. (144)
Friday August 16, 2013, 4:18 am
Signed, thanks Teresa.
 

Pamela W. (75)
Friday August 16, 2013, 4:52 am
Noted, Signed and commented !! ..... These despicable banks caused the problem, are still making enormous profits and they still want more? Time they faced up to their responsibilities and left these people in PEACE !!!!
Glad I don't have an account with these "bloodsuckers" - saves me the trouble of boycotting them !!!! Thanks for the post Teresa !!
 

Diane K. (136)
Friday August 16, 2013, 5:35 am
Signed. thx Teresa
 

Monica T. (294)
Friday August 16, 2013, 5:58 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Teresa!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 16, 2013, 6:46 am
Done
 

Judy B. (57)
Friday August 16, 2013, 8:19 am
Signed, thanks.
 

Mike M. (53)
Friday August 16, 2013, 8:35 am
N&S
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday August 16, 2013, 8:38 am
Noted
 

Angelika R. (146)
Friday August 16, 2013, 9:11 am
Signed, thx.
 

J. G. (51)
Friday August 16, 2013, 10:01 am
Noted Teresa - unable to sign (no valid ZIp Code and requesting my "Private" tel. no.)..... what if you don't have a 'phone or it's "Out of Order"
 

Henriette Matthijssen (143)
Friday August 16, 2013, 10:56 am
Signed, Thanks Teresa.
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Friday August 16, 2013, 11:05 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Thomas P. (468)
Friday August 16, 2013, 2:20 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Teresa
 

Lynn Squance (230)
Friday August 16, 2013, 7:06 pm
@ JG --- You don't have to put your telephone number in. The space is there, but it is not mandatory. I am Canadian living close to Bellingham WA so I use 98111 zip which is Seattle. I won't tell you to use a US zip, that is your choice. As a Canadian banker who specialised in mortgage lending for years, I understand all too well what is going on in the US and it appalls me.

Signed
 

GGmaSheila D. (163)
Friday August 16, 2013, 7:27 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you.
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:58 am
If a bank was the lending company for these foreclosures that property belongs to them. These vacant homes are sitting there WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO BUY THEM AT A REDUCED RATE. Are you suggesting that because these people had foreclosures of their own that they deserve to live in them rent free? The bank was the one on the hook for the failed mortgage.

What kind of petition is this? If I were trying to sell my vacant home I would never put a homeless family in there while trying to market it. And if once sold, and I had allowed a family to move in do you know it would take me six months to get them out? And I would lose the sale of my property? The government isn't responsible for providing foreclosures as homes and neither are the banks.

Think through what you are promoting. It's never going to work. Why aren't these families looking for apartments and rental homes? Could it be because they don't have good credit and/or are not working?

This is breathtaking.....
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 11:58 am
Signed and tweeted, thanks Teresa.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 1:44 pm
Noted and signed...
 

Jason R. (60)
Monday August 19, 2013, 9:26 am
Diane, "The bank was the one on the hook for the failed mortgage."

The banks started the bet against ponzi scheme that caused people to lose their jobs and get fore closed on. How did you get so ill informed? How did you get so mean?

Banks Bet Against U.S. Cities, States

Amidst growing pessimism about the financial condition of U.S. cities and states, investors are increasingly buying financial instruments that essentially allow them to short sell - or bet against - cities and states, says a Wall Street Journal report.

Offered by banks like JP Morgan, Bank of America, and Citigroup, the so-called municipal credit default swaps can be used by investors to bet that insurance contracts protecting holders of municipal bonds will default.

Some states say the derivatives not only scare away potential buyers of municipal bonds by creating a perception of risk, but ultimately drive up states' borrowing costs. Others contend that the instruments are traded too thinly to affect municipal bond markets or a state's credit rating.

The California treasurer is just one of a number of state treasurers that have launched a probe into the sale of these derivatives and the sale of municipal bonds by big Wall Street firms that might reveal "speculative abuse of CDS in the muni market," says one regulator.
 

Yvonne F. (170)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 8:33 am
Poor people!!! Signed, of course! Thanks Teresa
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 8:50 am
Jason, predator lending actually began with Jimmy Carter when he leaned on the banks to lower their lending standards so that minority people could buy a home. That set the stage for what happened in the mortgage crisis. Not only that, but then President Clinton enhanced Carter's bill to double down again to relax mortgage lending practices. This morphed into interest only loans, no doc loans, 110% loans, the derivatives the whole enchilada. Know where it started and why it landed the way it did on George W. Bush's watch.

John McCain in late 2005 put for the GSH Reform Bill to immediately regulate Fannie and Freddie. This bill faced an all democratic congress in 2006 and he was not passed based on the advice of guess who? Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. They stood before the congress and stated that our economy was in good shape and there was nothing to worry about. How wrong they were!

The foreclosures are bogged down with red tape from Obama tampering with the natural recovery of a recession especially in the real estate sector. He intervened more than several times and took away the ability of millions of Americans with money in the bank and excellent credit who would've gone in and picked up the foreclosures as second homes or rental property. Once Obama intervened the values started plummeting again. No one in their right mind would've touched those foreclosures until they hit rock bottom.

This is at Obama's incompetent feet. He may have a Harvard Degree but he leads like he took an on line course in economics and failed the quiz.
 

Loretta E. (47)
Friday August 30, 2013, 1:10 pm
All I know is that if I don't pay my mortgage payment, I will loose my home thru foreclosure and there will be no other avenue for me but to be homeless. Why should they be excused when I wouldn't be excused? If we are going to zone for one area we need to zone for all areas regardless of where you live n that's not going to happen. So I CHOOSE to pay my mortgage payment regardless of what I think or feel or whatever deal the bank gave me. I'm grateful that the bank I'm with gave me a mortgage and I promised the bank to pay them back. That is what you need to do or loose your house. I choose to keep my house. So When I'm zoned, I'll stop paying my mortgage too! And I don't have a husband to fall back on!
 

Esther Z. (101)
Monday September 2, 2013, 6:16 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Shelli S. (316)
Monday September 9, 2013, 9:43 pm
Signed & noted
 
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